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  • Burroughs, Corso, Ginsberg

    William Burroughs: Political conflicts are merely surface manifestations. If conflicts arise you may be sure that certain powers intend to keep this conflict under operation since they hope to profit from the situation. To concern yourself with surface political conflicts is to make the mistake of the bull in the ring, you are charging the cloth. That is what politics is for, to teach you the cloth. Just as the bullfighter teaches the bull, teaches him to follow, obey the cloth.

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  • Salinger Stories

    Three stories written by a young JD Salinger in the 1940s have gone on sale to the public for the first time in 70 years.
    Independent publisher Devault-Graves says that Salinger’s Three Early Stories is “the first legitimately published book by JD Salinger in some 50 years”. The late author of The Catcher in the Rye, notoriously protective of his privacy, published nothing after the release of his story Hapworth 16, 1924 in the New Yorker, in 1965. In 1974, he told the New York Times that the release of two volumes of his uncollected short stories was “an illicit act. It’s unfair. Suppose you had a coat you liked and somebody went into your closet and stole it. That’s how I feel.”

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  • First edition books

    Book jackets. They aren’t the main feature of the exhibition “Gatsby to Garp: Modern Masterpieces from the Carter Burden Collection,” which opened this week at the Morgan Library & Museum. But amid a display of nearly 100 items, including first editions, galley proofs, manuscripts and letters, they attract your eyes immediately. Which is just what they were meant to do.

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